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click to enlarge Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union - ASHLEE REZIN/SUN-TIMES

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  • Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union

Welcome to the Reader‘s morning briefing for Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

  • Weather—Expect rain, winds, and clouds

After a sunny Monday, it’s set to be a rainy, cloudy, and windy day. The high temperature of 46 and low temperature of 39 are still well above average but it will feel colder. [AccuWeather]

  • Chicago Teachers Union turns down the city’s four-year contract offer

Another teachers’ strike is not out of the question—CTU’s bargaining team has unanimously rejected the Chicago Board of Education’s contract offer. The union and the city will now head into the “fact-finding” stage, which must last almost four months before a strike is possible. [Tribune]

  • Local rapper fatally shot by police at Derrick Rose’s childhood home

Rapper FiF Money, also known as Charles Smith, was shot dead by police in a shootout Sunday morning in Englewood. Police officers were reportedly responding to calls of a “person with a gun/home invasion” at the house where Bulls star Derrick Rose grew up. Under the Chicago Police Department’s new policy, the officer involved in the shooting will be off the streets and on administrative duty for 30 days. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Key Emanuel council ally stepping down to take Airbnb job

The City Council will soon have a vacant seat. Fourth Ward alderman Will Burns is resigning this week to take a job as a senior advisor and director of midwest policy for Airbnb, a website that allows users to rent out their homes for short- or long-term stays. There will be an online application for residents interested in Burns’s seat. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Back-to-back Stanley Cup wins for the Blackhawks?

With the Blackhawks leading the NHL’s Western Conference, a 2016 win is very possible. But there’s some work the team needs to do first if they want another parade in June: find more help for goalie Corey Crawford, acquire another top player and continue to develop their young (and relatively cheap) talent like Teuvo Teravainen. [Tribune]

  • Visit Chicago in 1910

If you were to time travel and become a tourist in Chicago in 1910, what would you see? WBEZ’s Curious City has created a fantastic interactive experience where users can choose a character (farm girl, thrill seeker, schoolteacher, or travel writer) and tour the city through his or her eyes. [WBEZ]

  • You might be able to live in the Old Chicago Main Post Office

An investor is considering redeveloping the long-vacant post office into microapartments. The plans call for 300 small apartment units from a tiny 280 to 600 square feet. [NBC Chicago]

Article source: http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/02/02/chicago-teachers-union-rejects-board-of-eds-contract-offer-emanuel-ally-resigns-from-city-council-for-private-sector-job-and-other-chicago